Danny Granger will discuss buyout with 76ers, according to report

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After being traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Philadelphia 76ers, forward Danny Granger wants to discuss a buyout.

Newly-acquired Philadelphis 76ers forward Danny Granger expects to have discussions about a buyout with general manager Sam Hinkie, reports ESPN's Marc Stein.

Granger is apparently "miffed" about the way his former team, the Indiana Pacers, traded him to a rebuilding squad just before the Thursday trade deadline, and he could be interested in latching on with a playoff-bound squad looking for perimeter help.

The Pacers shocked those both inside the clubhouse and out with their trade deadline buzzer-beater that swapped the veteran for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen.

Granger leaves a team where he acted as the bridge from the old Pacers to the new and joins the second-worst team in the NBA, one that will provide little usefulness for Granger and his expiring contract.

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So of course it seems plausible that Granger would want out, but Philadelphia might be hesitant. The Sixers gave up a talent in Turner presumably to use Granger's expiring contract in a sign-and-trade this summer. If he were bought out, the forward would also lose his Bird Rights, which for a 30-year-old could be more significant considering he might be looking at his last long-term contract of his career.

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